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  • Council to consider converting community center to library

    Council to consider converting community center to library
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a proposal to transform the city's Neighborhood Community Center into a large central library. City staff are recommending that the council approve spending $75,000 to $100,000 to hire an architect to...
  • Civic Center saves thousands through energy efficiency

    Civic Center saves thousands through energy efficiency
    Despite protests that the city of Newport Beach spent too much on its newly erected Civic Center, city officials are saying some respite may be in sight, especially in terms of energy savings. The City Council recently received a one-time check for...
  • Costa Mesa's past comes to life

    Costa Mesa's past comes to life
    Starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 6, Allyson Jones Wong strapped herself into a safety harness and climbed atop a boomlift. Working nonstop until the light ebbed at 5 p.m. almost every day, she overlooked exhaustion and illness. Her sole focus: to paint. "I was...
  • Commentary: JWA continues to threaten our quality of life

    During the 1950s, Southern California culture was ablaze with anything considered chic, sophisticated and novel. Artists, designers and architects were pushing boundaries in style, design, architecture and invention. World War II was over, and the...
  • Harlan: Discovering the joy of books

    On Tuesday afternoon, after an underwhelming and predictable Costa Mesa City Council study session about the proposed charter, I left the Council Chambers and decided to take a quick stroll to the greenbelt across the street from the Police Station. The...
  • 'Moon' lands the top prizes at film festival

    'Moon' lands the top prizes at film festival
    The votes are in for the winners of the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The eight-day festival concluded Thursday with a closing night spotlight of "The Way, Way Back." The sold-out screening was hosted at the Regency Lido Theatre, with an...
  • Mesa sports supporters work to clear hurdles

    Costa Mesa High School athletics boosters weighed in Monday on a preliminary proposal for a revamped football and soccer field with an all-weather track around it. School district planners are in the middle of a feasibility study considering what...
  • Architect and activist Ron Hendrickson dies at 85

    Architect and activist Ron Hendrickson dies at 85
    Architect and community activist Ron Hendrickson died at his home in Newport Beach last month after battling esophageal cancer. He was 85. Hendrickson and his identical twin, Don, were born July 3, 1928, to Harvey and Sophia Hendrickson in Glendale. The...
  • Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation

    Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation
    Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root. There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
  • Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria

    Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria
    Austrian students from the Vienna University of Technology edged out the University of Nevada Las Vegas and 17 other collegiate teams Saturday in Irvine to win the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the closest finish to the sustainable house design competition...
  • Commentary: Newport-Mesa architecture is unimaginative

    Nearly 40 years ago, I interviewed Newport Beach architect William Ficker and asked why most of the major buildings in the Newport-Mesa area lacked strong architectural design. Ficker's answer was that it requires a mature community to accept strong...
  • PIMCO to build in Newport Center

    After looking at properties throughout Orange County, financial services giant PIMCO has agreed in principle to stay in Newport Beach and build its new corporate headquarters in Newport Center, according to a Sunday announcement by the Irvine Co. The...